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Oft expectation fails, and most oft there
Where most it promises; and oft it hits
Where hope is coldest, and despair most fits.


William Shakespeare

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Where reason fails, time oft has worked a cure.
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In man's most dark extremity Oft succor dawns from Heaven.
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Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.
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Our doubts are traitors
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Oft hope is born, when all is forlorn.
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Genius, that power that dazzles mortal eyes,
Is oft but perseverance in disguise.
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Wisdom is oft-times nearer when we stoop
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Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good
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Oft gay and honoured robes those tortures try:
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The evil that men do lives after them;
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The apparel oft proclaims the man.
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A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
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Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end.
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Though old the thought and oft expressed, 'Tis his at last who says it best
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How oft the warmth of the sun above
Makes a pretty young girl dream of love.
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Crime oft recoils upon the author's head.
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Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat.
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A short saying oft contains much wisdom
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Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie.
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A bitter drug oft brings relief.
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Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end.
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Striving to be better, oft we mar what's well.
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There is in stillness oft a magic power
To calm the breast when struggling passions lower,
Tou...
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Too oft is transient pleasure the source of long woes.
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Where there is hatred let me sow love;
Where ther...
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Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.
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God oft hath a great share in a little house.
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And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.
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Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so
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Oft has it been my lot to mark A proud, conceited, talking spark.
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Though music oft hath such a charm to make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
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Joking decides great things, Stronger and better oft than earnest can.
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For things said false and never meant, Do oft prove true by accident
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The appearance of right oft leads us wrong.
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The redbreast oft, at evening hours, Shall kindly lend his little aid, With hoary moss, and ga...
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A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.
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That from small fires comes oft no small mishap.
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Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.
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And oft I heard the tender dove In firry woodlands making moan.
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Nonsense and noise will oft prevail, when honour and affection fail.
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A civil habit Oft covers a good man.
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A show of daring oft conceals great fear.
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Mercy is not itself, that oft looks so; Pardon is still the nurse of second woe.
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To fear the worst oft cures the worse.
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And oft the pangs of absence to remove By letters, soft interpreters of love.
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The greatest help oft comes in harm's disguise, to those with trusting hearts and open eyes.
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Have you not heard it said full oft, a woman's nay doth stand for naught.
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The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Whe...
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Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow
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Oft has good nature been the fool's defence, And honest meaning gilded want of sense.
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And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw
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When by the Ruins oft I past
My sorrowing eyes aside did cast
And here and there the places s...
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But she makes hungry
Where she most satisfies...
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If two lives join, there is oft a scar, / They are one and one, with a shadowy third; / One near one...
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True wit is nature to advantage dressed, what oft was thought, but never so well expressed.
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Pleasure is oft a visitant; but pain / Clings cruelly to us.
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Wisdom is oft times nearer when we stoop than when we soar
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The evil men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones,
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Th...
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In my conscience, I believe that my heart has been so oft on fire that it is absolutely vitrified.
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He that strives to touch the starts, oft stumbles at a straw.
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Though men determine, the gods doo dispose: and oft times many things fall out betweene the cup and ...
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So mightiest powers buy deepest calms are fed, And sleep, how oft, in things that gentlest be!
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Many a time and oft In the Rialto you have rated me. -The Merchant of Venice. Act i. Sc. 3.
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or any taint o...
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If he be so resolved, I can o'ersway him; for he loves to hear That unicorns may be betrayed w...
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Love all, but trust a few.
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Our bodies are our gardens... our wills are our gardeners.
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A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
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It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
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We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep. The Tempest
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The play's the thing
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.
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To be slow in words is a woman's only virtue.
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Though men can cover crimes with bold stern looks, poor women's faces are their own faults' books.
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Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights:
Yond...
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How hard it is for women to keep counsel!
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Though I want a kingdom, yet in marriage I may not prove inferior to yourself.
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While you live tell truth and shame the devil.
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Truth will come to light ... at the length, the truth will out.
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But 'tis strange and oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, ...
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The whirligig of time brings in his revenges.
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The sands are number'd that make up my life.
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Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
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Call home thy ancient thoughts from banishment.
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Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root that takes the reaso...
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Matter and impertinency mix'd! Reason in madness!
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The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.
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There's little of the melancholy element in her, my lord: she is never sad but when she sleeps; and ...
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He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural.
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Share the advice betwixt you; if both gain all The gift doth stretch itself as 'tis receiv'd, ...
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O, grief hath changed me since you saw me last, And careful hours, with Time's deformed hand, ...
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All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and ...
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Praising what is lost
Makes the remembrance dear.
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For aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love ...
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When we are born, we cry, that we are come
To this great stage of fools.
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Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
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Friends, Romans countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
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Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.
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It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be Ere ...
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Stand not upon the order of your going, But go at once.
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Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; Take honor from me, and my life is done.
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If you can look into the seeds of time And say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak...
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Friendship is constant in all other things
Save in the office and affairs of love:
Therefo...
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